Kindergarten is more than snacks and blocks these days. Some states think kids shouldn't have to go.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoes a proposal that would have required children to attend kindergarten.
Kindergarten enrollment declined by 10% in Michigan public schools last year, according to a new study. It's not only happening there.
The report is based on a program of investment in 1,100 principals.
If the early childhood education system is a food chain, district-run preschool programs in California are the new big fish, gobbling up a lot of the resources – including qualified teachers.
Kids who are well-prepared for kindergarten have a better shot at making it all the way through high school. But in poor neighborhoods, there are lots of obstacles. One Cincinnati program is fighting to remove them.